Jack
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JAK
Meaning
God is merciful
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Jack is a medieval diminutive of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

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Famous Jacks

Jack Nicholson - actor
Jack Lemmon - actor
Jack Adams - hockey player
Jack Gibson - hockey player
Jack Klugman - actor
Jack Lambert - football player
Jack Morris - baseball player
Jack Arnold - film director

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